February 19, 2015

At 7:55AM on February 18th, 2015, Oelwein police arrested Michael Scott Sheckles, 25 years old, of Oelwein. Sheckles was arrested on a charge of driving while license barred, an aggravated misdemeanor. This arrest was made following a traffic stop in the 10 block of 1st Ave SE.

Oelwein police are investigating a possible criminal mischief complaint in the 100 block of 1st Ave SW after receiving a report at 10:42AM on February 18th. This incident remains under investigation.

At 3:16PM on February 18th Oelwein police arrested Brennen Lee Cox, 26 years old, of Winthrop. Cox was arrested in the 1500 block of South Frederick Avenue on a Fayette County warrant for a probation violation on an original charge of criminal mischief 3rd.


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Oelwein Police History

The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903


The Oelwein Police Department was established in 1903 as the recognized law enforcement for the City of Oelwein

Currently the Oelwein Police Department employs:
10 Full Time Police Officers
4 Full Time Communications Operators
1 Administrative Assistant

4 Reserve (Volunteer) Police Officers


The Oelwein Police Department is located at 501 Rock Island Road, Oelwein, Iowa 50662.






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